Microsoft Patch Tuesday Jan-2017

Microsoft has released security & non-security updates for client and server version of Windows Operating System. Microsoft has released 4 security updates for January 2017, two bulletins are rated critical. It’s a good start for Patch Admins as MS has released only 4 updates and so far we haven’t heard any noise and issue with below all these updates.

Microsoft also released Windows 10 CU KB3213986, KB3210720, and KB3210721.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Security Updates:

RED CRITICAL                   BLUEIMPORTANT

1) MS17-001 Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3214288) 

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge. This vulnerability could allow an elevation of privilege if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain elevated permissions on the namespace directory of a vulnerable system and gain elevated privileges.

2) MS17-002 Security Update for Microsoft Office (3214291)

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

3)MS17-003 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3214628)

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when installed on all supported editions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016.

4) MS17-004 Security Update for Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (3216771)

A denial of service vulnerability exists in the way the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) handles authentication requests. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could cause a denial of service on the target system’s LSASS service, which triggers an automatic reboot of the system. The security update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way that LSASS handles specially crafted authentication requests.

Download Excel sheet : ms-patches-2017-001-004

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